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Beer Valley Jackalope Imperial Pumpkin Porter
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with 2-row, Munich, chocolate and flaked barley malts. Bittered with Cascade hops. This is the first pumpkin beer from Beer Valley


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10693) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with dull orange glints. Tan head. Aroma is light pie spice. Flavor is earthy dark malt with moderate pie spice and chocolate. Maybe some coffee. It’s rather subtle for a "pumpkin" ale. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
A dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a chalky chocolate with muskey coffee notes, light off notes. In mouth, a smooth lightly sweet chocolate, light pumpkin pulp, a bit musty, medium bodied. On tap at Oregon Brewer’s Fest, July 31 2011.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6304) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a pumpkin and treacle aroma and a modest tan head. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a hint of pumpkin. It’s nice that the pumpkin is not overwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, slightly muddy, thin to moderate pale mocha colored head, so-so lacing.   Soft spicy nose, a little roasty.   On the tongue its even softer, pale roast, little bitterness, some chocolate notes.   Comes across on the lighter side of a Porter, let alone Imperial Porter.   Thin to moderate body and mouthfeel.   Ashy finish, light roast, soft nutmeg and allspice.   Wished it were heavier, and spicier.   Very soft example as is, but at least fairly clean.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Black color with tan foam. Chocolate malt, nutty roasted pumpkin seed, pale malt aromas. smooth medium body with light co2. Nutty, dark roast malt, chocolate, earthy pumpkin seed flavors- pretty good. @Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest 2010.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Dark pour, thin tan head. The aroma is of roasted malts, dark chocolates, and light pumpkin meaty notes. Flavor is very much the same with a light pumpkin finish and a pleasant dark malt base. Sweet and smooth with a nice roasted component as well. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Growler thanks to Chad at work: Pours a dark black color with a nice big tan head. The nose is very roasty, tons of black barley and chocolate notes. Not much coffee but some licorice, light soy and some molasses mixed in. The flavor is balanced with big roasty qualities, malt sweetness and some light piney hops. Finishes roasty and toasty, never did I taste any pumpkin, but it’s a big strong porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2011 Oregon Brewers Festival
Dark black in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big chocolate roasty malt aroma. Lots of Dark porter/coffee/chocolate flavor very little with the pumpkin. Missed the boat on the extra flavor in my book.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Surprisingly dark when most pumpkins start as ambers this one is very dark brown. No head. Smells like a chocolate porter with only hints of pumpkin or spice that might not be picked up if not looked for. Tastes more like a porter. Notes of chocolate and if prompted maybe pumpkin. Some spice hidden in the thick dark malt. Molasses note. Tasty but pumpkin???  

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Tap @ Baileys... Poured black with a khaki head. Lots o roast here with some pumpkin squab flavors. Not over done on spices like a lot of pumpkin beers. Real malty with a thck palate, no noticeable alcohol flavors and a subtle hop balance. More roast and pumpkin on the finish.


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